Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs: The Life of Velma Johnston
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--Melanie Sue Bowles, author of "The Horses of Proud Spirit "and "Hoof Prints: Stories from Proud Spirit"
"Velma Johnson was a strong willed individual who made a difference. As a child she suffered from polio and in her era, careers for women were limited. She overcame these obstacles and stopped the atrocious abuse of wild horses."
--Temple Grandin, author, "Animals in Translation" and" Animals Make us Human"
"Velma Johnston (Wild Horse Annie) is one of the most important people in our American history. She single-handedly saved our mustangs and with that our western heritage. This is an important book and Cruise and Griffiths have done a spectacular job of bringing home her story."
--Madeleine Pickens, National Wild Horse Foundation
"This book captures the essence of the extraordinary life of Velma Johnston and what she was able to accomplish for the American Mustang. All of us who love and admire mustangs and horses in general owe this courageous woman a great debt of gratitude for exposing the plight and possible extinction of this breed. Through her tireless efforts she was the difference in helping make the world a better place for these wonderful animals that are part of our Western heritage."
--Monty Roberts, "New York Times" best-selling author of "The Man Who Listens to Horses"
"It doesn't get more American than the mustang, and without Wild Horse Annie, we would not have any. Now, as wild horses are making their last stand, it's important to honor her legacy and continue the battle. Thanks to this well-researched and timely book, we can."
--Deanne Stillman, author of "Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West"
"For 25 years, one extraordinary woman waged a lonely war against the cruel and greedy forces that were systematically removing the wild American mustangs from even the most inhospitable of federal lands. This book is a thoroughly researched and riveting tribute to the life and achievements of Velma Johnston and her struggles - against massive odds - to protect her beloved mustangs."
--Martin Harbury, author of "The Last of the Wild Horses"